Originally Posted by ShinobiXikyu
Would beading it through the lining fabric work? (So, sew the skirt and then bead, leaving my stitching not so invisible) What I'm doing is simple (just one line in bugle beads), but long/large, crescent moons. Or could I bead a huge string and lazy-stitch it on like a trim?
beading is often done in such a way as to not expose the threads on the back not for aesthetics but to prevent catches from tearing it out by accident. You could sew through the existing lining then applique (either sewn or ironed in) more lining material over the sewn areas for security of the stitches.